And numerous TVs are available with 3D capability -- and include the requisite glasses -- to handle playing those movies in the home. Until now, however, they all demanded severe picture quality sacrifices when you donned the glasses.… Read more
Remember when vending machines distributed premade goods like candy, Super Balls, and sausages? Yawn. A new kind of vending machine called SkyForge makes use of a 3D printer to sell plastic items that are only limited by the imaginations of the machine's users.
The invention came about when mechanical engineering graduate Chris Walker and a classmate at the University of Idaho in the town of Moscow got frustrated with their limited access to the university's 3D printers. So they did what any good mechanical engineers would do: they formed a company, Element Robot, and built their own machine. … Read more
Does it still make sense to own a Blu-ray player? Depends.
Do you own a 3D-capable TV? Do you not own a Roku box? Do you still like to rent or buy movies that come on shiny silver platters? Then I'd say yes, a Blu-ray player is just the thing.
Like this one: Today only, and while supplies last, Tech.Woot has the refurbished Samsung BD-EM59C Blu-ray player for $49.99, plus $5 for shipping. I've seen Blu-ray players that low before, but not with this feature set.
Specifically, the BD-EM59C does more than spin Blu-ray discs and … Read more
False nails have been around a long time, but they've been mostly pretty staid. They tend to come in natural colors, red, or pinks, or with Hello Kitty patterns if you're getting really crazy with it. A pair of designer/artists known as The Laser Girls are turning the fake-nail world on its head with wild 3D-printed creations.
The Laser Girls' nails come in unusual colors like purple and black. The Black Castle design lends a long and creepy goth style to your fingertips, with a raised filigree pattern and pointy ends that look ready-made to top off a wicked-witch costume. They're printed out in nylon plastic.… Read more
It seems like the options could be endless with a 3D printer that spewed out products in many colors and materials. And, it appears that's what 3D printer manufacture Stratasys is after with its new Objet500 Connex3.
The company unveiled its professional 3D printer on Monday, touting the machine's endless color options and various materials. The printer uses triple-jetting technology that mixes droplets of three base materials that lets users do single-run printing to create objects that can be both rigid and flexible. Additionally, the Connex3 uses the three primary colors -- cyan, magenta, and yellow -- to … Read more
Proving more than just a hot topic at CES a few weeks ago, 3D printing is panning out to be the preeminent battleground for enterprise hardware this year.
The latest piece of evidence for that forecast is the new deal between Dell and an emerging leader in the 3D-printing space, MakerBot.
The PC maker has announced a deal in which it will resell MakerBot's Replicator 3D printers and scanners to small and medium-sized businesses.
At long last, 3D printing has found its niche: providing replacement limbs -- for ducks. Poor Dudley of K911 animal rescue service in Sicamous, Canada, lost his leg as a baby to a vicious attack from a chicken kept in the same pen. But now he can walk again, thanks to 3D printing.
Unlike Buttercup the duck's new foot, which was created using a 3D-printed mold to cast a limb in silicone, Dudley's foot was a more elaborate affair.
It's called contour crafting, creator Behrokh Khoshnevis, the director of the manufacturing engineering graduate program USC, tells CBS News.
"Construction the way it's done today is very wasteful," he explained in a presentation at TEDxOjai. "Our solution benefits from advanced technology...It is essentially a way of streamlining the process … Read more
The Bett show in London is where the best new technology for the world's classrooms makes its public debut. CNET has been cruising the show floor, casting eyes over the top tech trends, which this year include enormous touch screens, 3D printers, and programmable robots.
The classic whiteboard with squeaky marker pens are long gone, replaced instead with a variety of interactive boards. Most are essentially giant tablets that are either installed on the wall or come with a stand to be wheeled in front of the kids.
The all-in-one touch display from Galneo was a particularly impressive example, … Read more
Parents who just can't wait until after the birth to hold their baby now have a solution: get their fetus 3D-printed. Japan has had this service for a while, but a new one comes courtesy of 3D Babies, which will print a life-size replica so you can preserve those memories forever.
Using a 3D or 4D ultrasound, the company will create a 3D print file of your baby's face, which you can have placed on a pre-made body in one of two poses and one of three skin colors. There are also three sizes to choose from: 8 inches ("life-sized," according to 3D Baby) for $600, 4 inches for $400 and 2 inches for $200. … Read more